Lose yourself in the vines on this small personalised group tour around Waiheke Island. You will be able to take in the tastes, sights and sounds that have taken the local wine makers decades to perfect. This tour celebrates the islands local charm and we'll take you off the beaten track to experience the magic Waiheke has to offer. We’ve sampled it all and only bring you to the places we’ve fallen in love with. All the hard work is done for you. Your tour starts with a pick up from anywhere on Waiheke Island and includes wine tastings at 3 boutique vineyards (excludes lunch & ferry tickets).
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productIf you are coming from Downtown Auckland, you will need to catch the 10am Fullers ferry to Waiheke Island. Please arrive at the terminal 20 minutes before your ferry departs as ferries fill up quickly (especially during the Summer months) and tickets are sold on a first in line first served basis. Your tour guide will meet you when you arrive at Matiatia Ferry terminal at approximately 10:35am and will be holding a WaiTiki Tours sign. If you are already on Waiheke Island just let us know where you're staying and we'll arrange to pick you up from your accommodation. Your tour will drive you through the main village of Oneroa and past Oneroa beach. We will take the back streets past gorgeous ocean views and stop at Palm Beach where we will take a brief bush walk down to a lovely lookout with views stretching out to The Coromandel Peninsula & Great Barrier Island. You will then have a chance to meet some lovely local Waihetians when we visit a local cafe for your morning tea or coffee or if you are booked on a Saturday we will visit Waiheke's local craft/farmers market. Your tour will then make it's way to a small boutique vineyard for a wine tasting. The quality of wine is award winning and we are sure you will love it. After your wine tasting we will take a scenic drive past Waiheke's longest beach and onto your next stop for lunch (not included in tour price) This will be at another beautiful Waiheke vineyard and will be where you can enjoy a second tasting. Your tour will then make its way past some more breathtaking scenery and onto the third boutique vineyard for the final tasting. Pending seasonal availability you may also have the opportunity to taste some local extra virgin olive oil/honey, feed some local Alpacas by hand, sample some local Craft beer or enjoy a swim at a local beach.At the end of your tour your guide will either drop you at the ferry terminal for your 4pm ferry back to Auckland or your Waiheke Island accommodation, or if you wish to spend the last few hours of daylight in Oneroa Village or at another vineyard enjoying the sunset then it's only a short walk to the ferry terminal.Small groups make for fun and flexibility so you can really get to know your fellow travellers. You will be taken off the beaten track where the big buses can't venture.Duration: 6 hoursLocation: Waiheke Island, Auckland Central, North Island